Thursday, January 20, 2011

Of Course: Dopey Woman Who Walked Into Mall Fountain Plans Lawsuit

Hey, why not? It's not her fault mall employees were doubled over in laughter at how stupid this woman is. So she needs a payday or something. Well, if a jury is dumb enough to toss her some dough, she's got a few bills to pay off.
The Reading woman who became an Internet sensation by falling into a fountain while sending a text on her cell phone was in Berks County Court on Thursday for a status hearing on theft-by-deception and related charges.

Cathy A. Cruz Marrero, 49, was charged in October 2009 for using a co-worker's credit cards to make more than $5,000 in purchases at two local stores.

But $1,055 of those purchases were dismissed from the case in previous hearings.

She also has several theft cases and a hit-and-run charge on her record.

Her appearance Thursday before Judge Peter W. Schmehl was shortly after she and her Reading attorney in the Berkshire Mall case, James M. Polyak, went on ABC's "Good Morning America" to talk about the fall into the fountain.

Her Reading attorney in the theft case, Douglas J. Waltman, said Marrero has applied for intermediate punishment, which can include restitution.

The case is pending.

He declined further comment.
This is what we've come to in America. The chance for a quick payday trumps public and personal humiliation. I surmise this woman may regret coming forward to remind us what an idiot she is.


FrankG said...

her atty's phone number is 610 - 376 - 5250...nobody's answering and no recorder as of 6:30 PST...

guess they don't wanna hear my opinion of his ethics, clientele, or judicial acumen. Will try tomorrow

dcat said...

I don't blame the office for not taking her call.  She blew it :-D

rich b said...

Unauthorized credit card purchases, hit-and-run, theft. She's a real pantload isn't she. And her grounds for suing are????

Let me see if I can get the lawsuit grounds correct - she's suing for being stupid, not knowing how to walk properly in a mall, texting while being a pedestrian (Lord knows what this cunning stunt does while driving) and generally being a neurotic nitwit. Is that correct Ms Marrero?

Look lady, I can see you're embarassed for being a viral laughingstock and getting humiliated in front of millions of web viewers but enough is enough. Cut your losses and drop the legal action now before you make an even bigger asshole out of yourself. Our court system is a joke enough now and they don't need clowns like you making it worse. Don't double down on stupid.

rob.granger said...

I bet she has a book on her steering wheel also...

uncledan said...

Frank, let us know if you get through! But be careful - any attorney willing to take a case like this is as big a crook as his client.